Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

Martalindy – journey to the racecourse

Yesterday saw our homebred 4 year old filly ’Martalindy’ make her long awaited racecourse debut. A couple of weeks ago we decide to lease her for her career to the PKR Racing Club and enjoy the journey with our many new Owners involved. Its a long patient road breeding a foal and everything going right to get him or her to the track, and thats if all goes to plan! We knew that Helen Wood had bred us a quality filly, and her big stride & willing attitude has always impressed at home. Schooled & ridden in her first year by Sammi Mcnicholas and this Season by Joe Williamson , she has reaped the benefits of top riders and an excellent upbringing, behaving so well on her first visit to a racecourse & running with great credit, beaten into 3rd by a length and a nose by two geldings. We couldn’t be prouder of her & look forward to her next start in a Northern Mares Bumper. If you would like to become part of her journey too please visit our Club page on this website for details.

Martalindy from a foal to a racehorse….

Our first look at Martalindy, photo sent from Yorton stud where she was botn
At 4 months old
always tall & elegant
Martalindy nearside, stable mate Lady’s Present farside who makes her debut on Wednesday
Princess & Martalindy as yearlings
The fillies ( Martalindy far left, Princess & Green Oaks Top Cat nearest camera)
The fillies, Martalindy near side at 2 years old
‘Martalindy’ and ‘Lady’s Present’ – as 3 year olds
Martalindy at 3
With Sammi as 3 year old
‘Martalindy’ at 3
With Joe in September getting ready to run
Joe with PKR Club members in the paddock yesterday

And here she was yesterday with Joe… the culmination of hope & hard work. Could she be a winner next time 🤞🏻

Best turned out for Katie and a pat for Martalindy after the race
A special day out for her PKR Club Members

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